Cockroach Control and Cockroach Elimination in Temecula, Fallbrook, Oceanside, and the Surrounding Areas
Of the over 4,600 species of cockroaches, only about 30 live in human habitats. Cockroaches are hearty insects that can tolerate a wide range of climates, making Southern California an ideal breeding ground for these pests. On top of that, cockroaches multiply quickly, with a single female producing up to six generations in just one year. When looking for cockroaches, check near hot water pipes, kitchen sinks (more so if the sinks are moist), in cracks, and behind stoves and refrigerators. There are several health-related issues linked to cockroaches, ranging from parasitic worms to the spread of multiple strands of bacteria. If you suspect an infestation, call a professional pest control company, like Knockout Pest Control & Termite, immediately to eliminate and stay on top of cockroach pest control.
Types of Cockroaches in Temecula, Fallbrook, Oceanside, and the Surrounding Areas
The American cockroach, also known as the Palmetto bug or Water bug, is the largest roach in the U.S., with an average length of approximately 2-3 inches. These pests are commonly found in storm drainage systems, sewers, and other places where you find rotting organic matter. The American cockroach is the only type of roach found in Southern California that can fly.
Nicknamed “the furniture cockroach,” the Brown-Banded cockroach has dark bands of color on its body and wings and is typically found in furniture.
The German cockroach is not only the most common roach; it is the most difficult to control. The average length of this invasive pest is about half an inch long and varies in color from tan to almost black. The German cockroach has two dark streaks from behind the head to the base of the wings. German cockroaches are found in grocery stores, food processing plants, restaurants, and shipping containers. German cockroaches quickly spread throughout houses and apartments. The professional technicians at Knockout Pest Control & Termite commonly find German cockroaches near leaky pipes, drains, showers, toilets, and sinks.
Oriental cockroaches, sometimes referred to as water bugs or black beetles, are black or dark brown, with a glossy body, and about 1 inch long. The Knockout Pest Control & Termite professionals seek and eliminate Oriental cockroaches in dark, damp places like sewers, crawlspaces, and beneath debris and timber, garbage shoots, and porch and wall voids.
Controlling Cockroaches Improves Health
Cockroach infestations not only destroy food and stain surfaces, but cockroaches also spread germs and carry diseases. Cockroaches contaminate more food than they consume by leaving lines of feces in the places they infest. Controlling the population of cockroaches is crucial in reducing some of these health risks. But, managing the cockroach population without professional help is difficult because cockroach nests are hard to access and an ongoing battle. Cockroaches can enter homes and offices through small cracks, pipes, and vents or in cardboard boxes and grocery bags that come into your home. The speed at which cockroaches multiply, the multiple ways they can enter your home or office, and the health risks they pose mean that you should seek immediate professional pest control services for cockroaches.
The Knockout Pest Control & Termite technicians develop strategic plans to effectively control cockroach populations, including baiting, dusting, and precise spraying. Cockroach control treatment includes professional application of an insect growth regulator, in addition to the baiting systems and follow-up treatments. Knockout Pest Control & Termite offers cockroach control guarantees on a case-by-case basis, emphasizing to our cockroach control clients the need to thoroughly prepare before performing pest control for cockroaches in their homes. Knockout offers one-time pest control treatments, or you can sign up for regular maintenance to keep pests away.